“A Costume for Nicholas”, “Homeless Home” and “Little” Top 4th Quirino Awards

Quirino Prizes for Ibero-American Animation concluded its fourth edition on May 29 with an in-person gala and the announcement of this year’s winners. Works from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico and Portugal received distinctions in nine categories.

The 2021 Quirino Prize winners are:

Best Feature Film:

A disfraz for Nicolás (A costume for Nicolas) – directed by Eduardo Rivero, written and produced by Miguel Angel Uriegas (Mexico).

The film tells the story of Nicholas, a child with Down’s syndrome who, using different costumes, embarks on an adventure in a kingdom ruled by chaos. Fran Fernández, born with Down syndrome, plays the main character.

Best Ibero-American Animated Series:

Small 2ª Temporada (Small – 2nd season) – directed by Bernardita Ojeda and produced by Pájaro, co-production with Pakapaka, Señal Colombia and Non Stop (Chile, co-production with Argentina and Colombia)

The series for preschoolers chronicles the adventures of a five-year-old able to resolve conflict from his or her own original perspective.

Best Ibero-American Animated Short:

Homeless house – directed by Alberto Vázquez and produced by Uniko and Autour de Minuit (Spain, co-production with France)

The film conveys a social message through a fantasy parable – with witches, orcs, wizards and ghosts as the protagonists.

Best short film from an Ibero-American animation school

Souvenirs for sale – directed by Manuel López. Veritas University (Costa Rica)

Best Ibero-American Command Animation:

Rutas (Itineraries) – directed by Alejandro Imondi and produced by Osa Estudio (Argentina)

Best Ibero-American Video Game Animation:

GYLT – developed by Tequila Works (Spain)

Best visual development in Ibero-American animation:

Elo (Tie) – produced by Bando à Parte and Bap Animation Studios, co-production with Providences (Portugal, co-production with France)

Best Ibero-American Animation Design:

Umbrellas – produced by Bígaro Films and Moukda Production (Spain, co-production with France)

Best original sound and musical design for Ibero-American animation:

Loop – produced by Uniko (Spain, co-production with Argentina)

Source: The Quirino Awards for Ibero-American Animation

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